Commentary to “Distribution of a photographic atlas did not reduce post-operative care utilization following pediatric circumcision; or, the indispensability of the pediatric urology clinic nurse”
We congratulate the author group on performing a pilot study to evaluate the effect of a photographic atlas on reducing postoperative resource utilization and caregiver anxiety. They found that the majority of concerns were unrelated to penile appearance and concluded that the atlas did not significantly reduce the need for postoperative urologic nursing calls or resource utilization (1).
We congratulate the author group on performing a pilot study to evaluate the effect of a photographic atlas on reducing postoperative resource utilization and caregiver anxiety. They found that the majority of concerns were unrelated to penile appearance and concluded that the atlas did not significantly reduce the need for postoperative urologic nursing calls or resource utilization .
Surgery in children is increasingly ambulatory, and caregiver responsibilities for post-operative care can produce anxiety. Prior studies have suggested the distribution of a photographic atlas can mitigate caregiver anxiety and reduce clinic phone calls and in-person presentations following pediatric penile surgery.
Surgery in children is increasingly ambulatory, and caregiver responsibilities for postoperative care can produce anxiety. Prior studies have suggested the distribution of a photographic atlas can mitigate caregiver anxiety and reduce clinic phone calls and in-person presentations after pediatric penile surgery.
FGM is a taboo and complicated topic in Liberia and it is dangerous for women to speak out about it. Credit: Travis Lupick / IPSBy Will Higginbotham and Tharanga YakupitiyageUNITED NATIONS, Feb 7 2018 (IPS)More than 200 million women around the world have experienced some kind of female genital mutilation (FGM) and more could be at risk, a UN agency said. Though the practice has declined in prevalence globally, alarming new figures from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) predict that any progress could be off-set as a further 68 million girls face the risk of FGM by 2030.The statistics from the UN were unveiled tod...
CONCLUSIONS: Sensory processing of these toddlers had changed after anesthesia. Children with more pre-existent emotional/behavioral problems are more vulnerable to these changes. PMID: 29405666 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Conclusions/Implications for Practice: In the current clinical environment of common staffing shortages, information tools may be used to cost-effectively assist and simplify nursing work. The findings of this study may provide a reference to medical centers that are working to reduce the time spent by nurses on health education for outpatient surgery patients. Furthermore, audiovisual health education tools are recommended to increase nursing effectiveness and save nursing time.
Discussion Postpartum depression affects 10 to 20% of women after delivery, but less than half of these women are detected. Postpartum depression is defined as major depressive episodes with symptom onset during pregnancy or in the first four weeks following delivery. There is recognition that symptoms may begin later after delivery but the mother would not be diagnosed with PPD. PPD is distinct from postpartum blues which occur in 50 to 80% of new mothers. They occur within 1 to 2 days of delivery and resolve within 10-14 days of delivery. Symptoms include anxiety, depression, irritability, tearfulness, poor sleep, and a...
Conclusion: Female circumcision increases anxiety and depression and decreases the self-esteem of the women. All these factors could play a vital role in the development of genophobia.
CONCLUSIONS: Although our study was not without its limitations, it expands current knowledge by adding new predictive factors of postoperative pain and postoperative anxiety. Clearly, further randomized controlled studies are needed to confirm its results. PMID: 26495079 [PubMed]
Aims and method To study the mental health status of 66 genitally mutilated immigrant women originating from Africa (i.e. Somalia, Sudan, Eritrea and Sierra Leone). Scores on standardised questionnaires (Harvard Trauma Questionnaire-30, Hopkins Symptom Checklist-25, COPE-Easy, Lowlands Acculturation Scale) and demographic and psychosocial correlates were analysed. Results A third of the respondents reported scores above the cut-off for affective or anxiety disorders; scores indicative for post-traumatic stress disorder were presented by 17.5% of women. Type of circumcision (infibulation), recollection of the event (a vivid...